Daily Reporter staff reports
Greenfield-Central edged Noblesville on Thursday 3-2.
Makayla Durick pitched a complete game for the Cougars and struck out six in the win.
Michaela Ballman, Morganne Denny, Casey McDaniels and Sam and Maria Kihega all had hits for Greenfield-Central, which is now 6-1 this season.
Eastern Hancock rolls past Warren Central
Class 2A No. 7 Eastern Hancock improved to 5-0 on Thursday with a 10-5 win against Warren Central. No individual statistics were available.
New Palestine remains undefeated
The New Palestine softball team remained unbeaten Thursday with a 7-2 victory at Hamilton Southeastern.
The Dragons used a four-run second inning to take a 5-0 edge. They added two more in the seventh before Hamilton Southeastern scored two late runs in the bottom of the inning.
New Palestine’s 12-hit attack was led by TeTe Hart, who was 3-for-4 with a run and three RBIs. Emily O’Connor was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI. Michaela Jones and Ashley Prange also had two hits and scored two runs each, with Prange adding a double.
Elisha Barker allowed four hits and struck out one through six shutout innings. Mackenzie Jones pitched the seventh and allowed one hit and no earned runs.
The No. 1 Dragons are now 5-0 on the season. They play today in the Whiteland Invitational, which opens at 10 a.m. against Jennings County.
Eastern Hancock takes down Bulldogs
Eastern Hancock won its second game in as many days Thursday with an 8-7 victory against Centerville.
The visiting Bulldogs pushed one run across in the seventh, but the Royals defense held firm to earn the win.
Eastern Hancock had 10 hits in the win, led by Devin Denny, Jarett Lewis, Easton Fields and Clayton White, who each had two hits. Lewis had a team-high four RBIs.
Andrew Knoblock earned the win on the mound for the Royals, who are now 3-2 this season.
New Palestine handles unbeaten Knightstown
Third-ranked New Palestine beat 2A No. 8 Knightstown on Thursday, 7-2.
Jack Walker hit two triples for the Dragons, who had eight hits in the win. Jacob Smith had two RBI singles and scored twice.
Knightstown scored first, with Isaac McRoberts hitting a first-inning triple and scoring on a sacrifice fly. From there, Jacob Garrison (2-0) struck out five straight batters. He retired 11 of the next 14 batters he would face. Garrison finished with eight strikeouts in 41/3 innings to get the win, surrendering two hits and two walks. Tyler Martin finished the day with 22/3 innings, in which he surrendered two hits and one earned run, while striking out two.
Smith was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs. Walker was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two triples, as well as a run. Keegan Watson finished 2-for-4 with a run. Martin was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
The Dragons move to 6-0 on the season.
Track and Field
Royals boys finish 2nd at Shelbyville
Eastern Hancock’s boys’ track and field team finished second overall at Shelbyville Thursday. The Royals scored 60 points behind Shelbyville’s 80. Triton Central was third with 26 points.
Reece Burkhart won the shot put and discus, while Devyn Brinson won the 100-meter dash.
Jayson Bowers was first in the 110-meter hurdles and second in the 300-meter hurdles for the Royals and Skyler Schrope took first in both distance events.
Girls results were not available.
Park Tudor tops New Palestine
New Palestine fell to sixth-ranked Park Tudor on Thursday, 4-1.
At No. 1 singles, Amelia Fleetwood was beaten by Elizabeth Niculescu 6-1, 6-2. New Palestine’s Lexi Miller fell to Ellie Sing at No. 2 singles 6-1, 6-0, while Ivey Simmons lost to Julie Waddles at No. 3 singles 6-3, 7-5. Simmons was named Player of the Match for the Dragons.
New Palestine’s No. 1 doubles team of Katie Settergren and Josee King lost 6-3, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, senior Cassie Willhelm and freshman Lauren Didelot lost the first set 6-4 against Samantha Hogshire and Ellie Dassow but recovered well. They won the next two sets and the match 6-2, 6-2.
The Dragons varsity team is now 3-1 this season.
Eastern Hancock falls to Richmond
Eastern Hancock’s tennis team lost to Richmond on Thursday, 5-0.
At No. 1 singles, Chelsi McMahan lost to Anna Creech 1-6,1-6. Kayla Huff lost to Katie Becker 0-6, 0-6 at No. 2 singles, while Taylor Kline lost to Mackenzie Cook 0-6, 0-6 at No. 3 singles.
In doubles play, Erin McKeeman and Cassandra Hannemann lost to Marissa Wigginton and Jessica Crane 2-6, 0-6 at No. 1. Madison Hagan and Valentina Brooks fell to Karissa Owens and Abby Mayer 1-6, 3-6 at No. 2.